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5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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    3 of 5 stars
Okay place for dinner

Typical Applebee's - got there during their "happy hour" time period. Dinner was okay. Service was good.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 25, 2015
Sue A
New Orleans, United States
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Hueytown, Alabama
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went here recently. Excellent waitress! You could tell she had been doing this for a long time. We got burgers with mushrooms on them. Excellent food. We sent our compliments to the kitchen.

Thank westtreeremoval
Tennyson, Indiana
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19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had time for a quick dinner before work. Good, hot food served fairly quickly for how busy they were.

Thank xCaptainCassiex
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Me and my coworker go here for a quick lunch for $7.99 includes fries and drink in 12 minutes or under or its FREE, unfortunately ours came out in 7 minutes. And they were both good, I had the Chicken wrap, and she had the club.

Thank La' Toya S
New Orleans, United States
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Typical Applebee's - got there during their "happy hour" time period. Dinner was okay. Service was good.

1 Thank Sue A
Huntsville, Alabama
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

It was Saturday night, so Applebee's was turned into a Sports Bar with Loud Music. The food was good but it was too dark to read the menu well. The service was average for a busy time. There are better restaurants in this neighborhood.

3 Thank Lynn30620
Chino, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Went there with two business friends, and I have to say its a nice place to eat with friends or on a date, the foods great service is courteus and, the restaurant looks good clean, some of the employees are too friendly, and some a bit rude but the environment and food is worth visiting at least once,I think it's... More 

Thank Erik R
Grand Prairie, Texas
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been an avid supporter of Applebee's for many, many years. It seems as the years go by some of them are slowly giving up good service, shrinking the size of the appetizers and entrees, and service is slow or almost inattentive. All of this applied to this Applebee's. We arrived for dinner and were seated. After waiting about... More 

1 Thank Steve P
Stockbridge, GA
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40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Date of visit - July 24, 2015. I usually have bad luck with Applebee's restaurants, but the group consensus was to eat here, so I went along for the ride. Our server, Matt provided great and attentive service and the food, for an Applebee's, was better than average.

Thank c3corvetteguy
Woodstock, Georgia
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131 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had a good dinner experience. The food and drink were characteristically good, not outstanding, and service was excellent. It was convenient to our hotel although we don't usually seek out Applebee restaurants. Just too ordinary.

1 Thank alhearn
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 via mobile

After a long day of driving I wanted somewhere to set and eat so I stopped in at Applebee's because I got a discount thru the hotel I was at. I was seated very quickly at a high top bar table and was told the server would be right with me. I waited 15 min before anyone ever showed. She... More 

1 Thank Farmboy7800

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5050 Academy Ln, Bessemer, AL 35022
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Bessemer
  • Phone Number: 205-424-5255

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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